Dec 23, 2016

Tim Holtz Die Cut Deer Card


I can hardly believe Christmas is upon us!  I've attempted a couple of Valentines, but still feel like we should have a few more weeks of Christmas.  Recently I found this lovely Basic Grey embossing folder for $2 at Tuesday morning and decided it was high time to do some dry embossing.  I have several folders, but have never used them much.  I layered with my handsome new deer.


Some simple sponging to highlight the pretty forest like embossing.  I made my own paper background by using a DIY Tim Holtz stencil cut from a die.  I sponged with cranberry ink and distressed the edges.  I cut the deer from chipboard and used Walnut Stain to color him.  I embossed the antlers for interest.


A simple bow and some embossed pine needles for embellishment.  So simple!  In fact, I made a pair.  Maybe this is my last card to share before the holidays, but at least I can use the design through the winter.


33 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous layers, that deer is one of my favourite Christmas diecuts and I love your hand made background in that beautiful cranberry colour. Merry Christmas to you and yours Autumn, have a wonderful festive weekend. Huge hugs xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful!
Wishing you and family the most wonderful festive season!!
oxo Susi

Sara Barker said...

autumn, this is a beautiful design, and you really should use your folders more frequently! I love that stenciled background--so cool you made your own with a die cut! That deer looks so regal with his embossed antlers and genius to repeat the embossing on the greenery. Gorgeous design all tied up with those festive shabby bows! So pretty! Sending you hugs!

Redanne said...

The handmade stencil for the background is beautiful in that rich cranberry colour Autumn! The deer is always so impressive and I love your big bows... Wishing you all the very best of the season to you and yours! Hugs, Anne xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, love the textures as well. I love the die cut Reindeer, I looked all over to find one, but they discontinued it. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2017! Shirleyx

nwilliams6 said...

Autumn, this is so darn pretty! Love that bow, your awesome bg, and that golden pointed deer. What a gorgeous card. Merry Christmas! Hugz

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous design Autumn!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all of the best wishes for the up-coming New Year! :) HUGS

Guida Machado said...

So beautiful!!!
Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2017.
Hugs,
Guida

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Autumn, I love everything about your amazingly beautiful Christmas card! I also make my own stencils out of my die cuts and you have created an awesome background using your handmade stencil! The deer is fabulous as well as your bows! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year, my sweet friend! Branka xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a pretty card design! The bow looks amazing! Wishing you the much joy and many blessings over the holidays!

Márcia Carvalho de Souza said...

So very cute!

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous card! So elegant looking! Thank you for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting!
~DT Sherry x

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Autumn, love the embossing. Have a lovely Christmas. Carol x

Maxine D said...

what an amazing card Autumn - love the background(s) and that stag is so regal!!
Christmas bLessings to you and yours
Maxine

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous, and love the soft gold. Merry Christmas to you Autumn!

Mimi said...

Hey, look who it is!!! My friend Autumn!!! This is a terrific design-- glad you thought to make a pair while you had your stuff out! Love the rich tones. And thanks to your suggestion~ a year ago, I have that same "homemade" stencil... though you are a genius to cover the whole background! Xoxo, thanks for visiting the SOS challenge this week-- girl, I know you got the stash 😉

Andreja L. said...

WoW what a beautiful cards :-)) I like your choice of colours.
Merry Christmas, Hugs Andreja

Marty Fishman said...

I love the simplicity of your card, Autumn. The background you created is perfect - I love cranberry for the holidays and it really sets off the inked embossed panel. The embossed antlers and pine needles are a beautiful touch. Love your deer - one can never have too many different deer or snowflakes for paper crafting, in my opinion - LOL! Of course, I love that big bow with jingle bell! Merry Christmas, my friend!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love that big bow and jingle bell!! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Shopping Our Stash.

Stacey
Stacey’s Creative Corner
Shopping Our Stash, DT Member

Craftyfield said...

I love that TH die and make stencils out of them too... Beautiful cards Autumn! Wishing you and your family a Happy (and Crafty) Christmas.xx

Margik said...

Beautiful cards, Autumn!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Hugs, Mar

Paper Profusion said...

Fab finishing card Autumn. I too am neglectful of embossing folders but looking at this i shall definitely start using them. Merry Christmas to you and yours!! Nicola x

MaryH said...

Very natural and woodsy with the splendid high-stepping deer on the lovely embossing. (If we go to the same Tuesday Morning, you're getting some good scores. I seldom find anything worthwhile there any more!) You've showcased your background so nicely with the front elements, and of course - that gorgeous luscious bow. TFS & Merry Christmas.

The Altered Paper said...

Merry Christmas!

Coco said...

How gorgeous!!!
Like you, I don't use much my embossing folders, though I have tons of them!.. A shame, I know :D
Well, so happy to make you a little visit at last today Autumn, to tell you how delightful ALL your makes are (happily I can see them on IG now at least, yippeeeee :o),
and say to you a MERRY CHRISTMAS again!!!
Hugs, Coco

Julie B said...

A very striking and elegant card. Love the deer against the embossed background.
Thanks for joining in over at HLS. :)

Dotstolines said...

Natural and elegant:)! Thank you for entering our ATG Challenge at Through The Craftroom Door! Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge! Good luck!
Regards,
Sunila & Aditi

Mac Mable said...

Such a classy and elegant card. Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas and I am so looking forward to admiring your creative and fabulous projects in 2017. Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2017 x

Linda Simmons said...

Nice earthy card! Love the added touch of gold embossing to set it off!

Mylissa Stout said...

Autumn...I am in love with your card...it is simply elegant in design and color! I love the little touches of embossing on the antlers and greenery...a touch of sparkle for the HOLIDAYS...Another FABULOUS creation from YOU!!!!! XOXOXO

laurie said...

Stunning! I love that big bow too!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

butterfly said...

I'm the same with embossing folders - I use them far too little for the number I have! Love the look you've created here, and those sparkly antlers too. We do the full twelve days of Christmas, so our tree doesn't come down until 6th January... so I'm happy still to have plenty of Christmas left!
Alison x

Daffodil Cards said...

I really like this strong masculine card. Thank you for linking with us at The Male Room.
Faith DT

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